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House Ends Public Presidential Election Funding

Friday, 02 Dec 2011 10:54 AM

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Dividing along party lines, the House of Representatives voted to end public financing for presidential campaigns. On a vote of 235-190, the House also eliminated the Election Assistance Commission, a group that among other things certifies voting machines, The Washington Post blog 2chambers reported.

The bill, that was proposed by Rep. Gregg Harper, R-Miss., heads to the Democratically-controlled Senate where its fate is uncertain. The White House said it opposed the measure but did not make a veto threat, the Post reported.

The bill also would end public funding for the Democratic and Republican national conventions. The two groups have already accepted $18 million each to stage their 2012 gatherings, the Post reported.


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